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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla
Creation Date:
May 24, 2008
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United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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The Florida Star and
Impact Striving to Make
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Crime Stories
Man Gets Freedom after shoot-
ing of Female Fives Times
Sixteen months after shooting Janie
Johnson, 25, an alleged prostitute that
Michael he had engaged for several months,
Werer, 68 Michael Wierer is now free.
EI Janie told officers that Wierer had
shot her prior to her death but prosecu-
tors said the Clay County police were
never able to prove her murder was not
Janie self-defense even though Wierer was a
Johnson, 25, known alcoholic with a gun and was in
Murdered their system.

Brunswick Teen Charged With Murder
Ten Year Old Shot During Robbery
See Page A-7 for these and more.

Teen Wins Powerball
W Jonathan Vargas decid-
ed to take a chance on
the South Carolina
Powerball using the
ages of his two younger
brothers, 12 and 14, his
15 year old sister, his 21
year old brother and his
mother's age, who just
turned 43, which was
the winning red ball
number. He did not use his age but just threw in the
number 30. With that, the 19-year-old won $35 mil-
lion. The construction worker is from Gaston, S. C.
Vargas said he plans to buy his mother a house, donate
some to his church, quit his job and look into going to
college. He will also seek financial advice and perhaps
work with his aunt on the matter since she is an
Vargas will be 20 in July. He said he is scared but he
will not question God's blessing. He is the first South
Carolina resident to win the Powerball.

Obama Visits Florida Shoutout to Jax
A reception was held
on Wednesday at the
Sheraton Orlando,
Florida honoring
Senator Barack
SObama, benefiting
,. Obama for America.
All More than 100 from
Jacksonville attended
the event traveling by
bus, car and airline.
This private recep-
tion ran out of space
Senator Obama speaking at a maxi- From left: J.T. Sims, Geornesia Moses, Kimberly Miller, quickly as the maxi-
mal attended reception in Ashleigh Willis, City Councillady Mia Jones and Lakeitra mal number of pre-
Maitland/Eatonville, Florida, giving a Clowers. contributors attended
shutout to Jacksonville. Photographs by FM Powell c utors attended.
All three of the candi-
dates still campaigning filed their April fundraising reports Tuesday. Obama collected $31 million, Clinton raised
$22 million but reported that she is saddled with debt and McCain raised $18 million. Where Obama has built a
decided financial advantage is with small donors and receptions as above. He needs an additional 65 delegates in
order to receive the nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate. Clinton reported $19.5 million in debt
but said she will continue her battle against Senator Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Even though Mrs. Clinton won the West Virginia primary election two to one, Senator Robert Byrd of West
Virginia announced his endorsement of Senator Obama. In addition, New York Governor David Paterson, who
is a superdelegate and supports Clinton, said she is showing "a little desperation" and should give up her effort to
count votes from renegade primaries in Michigan and Florida. He said candidates should be cautious in their zeal
to win that they don't trumple on the process.
First State-wide National Cares Mentor Movement Kick
Off In Jacksonville With Susan Taylor of Essence
From Left: Chuck Ridley Frank,Theron Cook and
Eddie Staton, MAD DADS (Eddie Staton is the
founder of MAD DADS, Susan Taylor, Author of All
About Love and Editor-in-Chief Emerita of
Essence Magazine; Thomas W. Dortch National
Chairman of 100 Black Men of America and author
of The Miracles of Mentorino: The Joy of Investing
in the Future and Paul Gourdine, National Cares
Movement at the VIP reception held at the Holiday
Inn, Orange Park.
See Page B 1 for more on the National Cares
Mentor Movement and its extension, The
Florida Cares Initiative and how to be a part
of these very important programs.

Property Tax Increase Proposed NAACP GETS NEW NATIONAL

Jacksonville is facing the possibility of more fees
and taxes since the majority of the state voted to lower
property taxes. With the new garbage and stormwater
fees, JEA's impending hike in electricity, the growing
increase in gas and now, Jacksonville Journey is sug-
gesting we need a small tax increase in property taxes
in order to solve some of Jacksonville's crime prob-
lems, the citizens are overwhelmed. The money would
go to hire more police officers for the city which the
sheriff and the committee feels is the most effective
way to begin a drastic decrease in the crime rate.
The proposal would have to go before the mayor and
the City Council.

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Benjamin Todd Jealous,- 35, is
now President-elect of the
NAACP, making him the
youngest person to hold this
position in the organization's 99-
year history. It is the nation's
largest civil rights organization,
with a 64-member board.
Jealous is past Executive
Director of the NNPA (the black
press) and a former reporter
Advocate, Mississippi.

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Has College Degree Seizure of Polygamist-

The female North Carolina Central
University student who accused three
Duke lacrosse players of rape two years
ago but later dropped the charges, stating
that she made false statements, went back
to school and has now received her
Crystal degree in police psychology. Crystal
Mangum Mangum graduated in May.
Many feel the University should not
have allowed her to graduate since she broke the
school's,honor code that prohibits lewd, indecent or
obscene conduct.

sect Kids Thrown Out
The Third Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas said the
state failed to show the more than 440 children taken
from a West Texas polygamist sect last month were in
any immediate danger, which is the only ground in
Texas law for taking children from their parents with-
out court action.
The children are now in foster homes across the state
so it is not known when they can return. The ruling
gave a lower-court judge ten days to release the chil-
dren from custody. The Texas Supreme Court could
block the order if an appeal is made.

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News Briefs
Paula White to Come to Jacksonville
The co-founder of Without Walls International
Church in Tampa, Paula White will be in
Jacksonville June 1 at the Abyssinia Missionary
Baptist Church. Prior to going to Abyssinia, she will
autograph books at the Gateway Book Store located
in Gateway Mall from 2:00-4:30 p.m. She will be at
Abyssinia at 5:00 p.m. RSVP by Friday, May 30 at
(904) 765-9582.
Recount Movie Filmed Throughout
Jacksonville to Premiere on HBO
Were you a stand in or knows someone who was
for RECOUNT? Well you can see the premiere of
the movie RECOUNT on Sunday, May 25 at 9:00
p.m. on HBO. In the movie, Jacksonville doubles
for such locations as Miami, Palm Beach, Ft.
Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Austin, Nashville, U.S.
Supreme Court and the State Cabinet Room.
Former Camden County Manager to
Sue the County for Discrimination
A former interim manager for Camden County,
Penny Woodward, claims she was passed up for
hire as the county's administrator because she is
African American. Her attorneys say she is willing
to settle with the county in lieu of litigation. She is
asking for $750,000 in settlement money.

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In recent years, the
Children's Defense Fund has
received horrifying reports
of the physical and sexual
abuse of children and teens
in juvenile correctional
facilities. There are
accounts of children being
forced to eat their own
vomit, of children being left
naked for weeks in small
isolation cells with nothing
but a hole in the floor for a
toilet, and of children being
hog-tied-placed face down
on the floor with their
shackled hands and feet
drawn together-for 12 or
13 hours. We have learned
of many disturbing accounts
of boys and girls being sex-
ually abused and of some
dying while in the custody
of the state juvenile justice
This nationwide abuse of
incarcerated youths is a
moral outrage. One need
only look to the recent scan-
dals plaguing the Texas
Youth Commission and
Mississippi's Columbia
Training School for evi-
dence of how vulnerable
incarcerated youths are to
being abused. A recent
Associated Press survey
found more than 13,000
claims of abuse were identi-
fied in juvenile correction
centers around the country
from 2004 through 2007.
Many experts feel that this
number represents signifi-
cant underreporting. In July
2005, the U.S. Department

of Justice released a report
declaring that state-operated
juvenile facilities had the
highest rates of alleged staff
sexual misconduct when
compared to state and feder-
al prisons. Youths detained
in adult jails are also at high
risk of becoming victims of
physical and sexual assault.
Despite these disturbing
facts, federal law places a
significant burden on the
thousands of incarcerated
children and youths that face
abusive conditions of con-
finement. In 1996, Congress
passed the Prison Litigation
Reform Act (PLRA) to limit
the number of "frivolous"
prisoner lawsuits. The stated
goal of the measure was to
"help restore balance to
prison conditions litigation
and ensure that Federal
Court Orders are limited to
remedying actual violations
of prisoners' rights." One of
the PLRA's provisions pro-
hibits prisoners from filing
lawsuits for mental or emo-
tional injury without demon-
strating a "physical injury."
And prisoners must exhaust
all administrative remedies
before they can file a suit in
federal court. The law also
put restrictions on attorneys'
fees in prisoner cases. The
effect of these provisions
has been to reduce the num-
ber of prisoner abuse com-
plaints that reach federal
courts. The "success" of the
PLRA, however, comes with
problems as civil liberties

Congress Must Act to Protect Young
Detainees from Abuse
by Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defense Fund

and youth advocates charge
that the act's requirements
pose insurmountable barri-
ers to adults and youths fil-
ing legitimate claims in fed-
eral court.
There are good reasons
why children and teens
should be excluded from the
requirements of the PLRA.
First and foremost, children
do not file frivolous law-
suits. Many incarcerated
children and teens lack ade-
quate legal representation to
assist them if they allege
abuse or violation of other
rights. Children and teens
are far less capable than
adults of following the diffi-
cult and often convoluted
administrative processes
they must adhere to in order
to comply with the PLRA.
Most importantly, it is unac-
ceptable for children and
youths to be forced to report
abuse to either their abusers
or subordinates of their
The law's requirement
that they exhaust all admin-
istrative remedies could
mean a youth detainee
would have to take her com-
plaint to the prison guard
who rapes her in hopes that
the head of the detention
center, who winks at the
guard's behavior, does
something about it. Many
youths fear or actually risk
retaliation if they file an
administrative complaint.
The fact that most children
and teens cannot overcome
these hurdles effectively
insulates correctional facili-
ties from accountability for
deplorable detention and
correctional facility condi-
On April 22, 2008, I sub-

100 North Myrtle Ave. P.O. Box "0" Jacksonville, Florida 32203
49 U.S.C. 5317 New Freedom Program aims to reduce transportation barriers and expand
the transportation mobility options available to Americans with disabilities seeking integration into
the work force and full participation in society.
New Freedom Program funds are available for capital and operating expenses that support new
public transportation services beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA) and new public transportation alternatives beyond those required by the ADA. For
the purpose of the New Freedom Program, "new" service is any service or activity that was not
operational nor had an identified funding source as of August 10, 2005. In other words, if not for
the New Freedom Program, these projects and proposed service enhancements would not be
available for individuals with disabilities.
The net operating cost of services provided by the New Freedom Program funds must be
matched by 50 percent. Capital project funded through this program may be matched at 20 per-
cent. Matching funds may be raised by other federal sources such as the Department of Labor,
Department of Education, or by other agencies so long as the matching source is not the
Department of Transportation or from State Revenue Toll Credits. J
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), as the Designated Recipient of said funds and
pursuant to the requirements of Section 5317 of Title 49, United States Code, hereby gives notice
of the availability of federal grant funds under the New Freedom Grant (49 U.S.C. 5317) and
the issuance of a Request for Applications (RFAs). Applications are being solicited from qualified
agencies for qualified projects. Qualified applicants must:
*Be a private non-profit or private for profit organization, private agency, local public agency or
local public authority;
*Show an established need.for the project and how the project fits into the recommendations of
the Northeast Florida Coordinated Mobility Plan;
*Ensure that adequate funds are available to match the federal funds; and
*Demonstrate that the proposed project meets Federal requirements.
Applications for project funding will be evaluated by a Competitive Selection Committee made up
of representatives from counties in the Northeast Florida area including transportation providers
and from representatives from the Northeast Florida Regional Council and the First Coast
Metropolitan Planning Organization (FCMPO). Unless there is sufficient funding in the year's
appropriations to cover all eligible requests, the Competitive Selection Committee will use the fol-
lowing criteria to evaluate applications:
1. Overall achievement of one or more of the Northeast Florida Coordinated Plan Strategic Goals.
2. Coverage of regional application.
3. Extent to which the project addresses the transportation needs of persons with disabilities that
go beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
4. Maximizes Project Cost Effectiveness.
5. Appropriate Performance Measures and Goals.
6. Fiscal and Managerial Capability.
The total amount of JARC grant funds currently available for the Jacksonville Urbanized area
through Fiscal Year 2008 is approximately $377,387. Interested applicants may obtain RFA
packages between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning May 14, 2008, at the fol-
lowing location: Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) ? 100 North Myrtle Ave. ?
Jacksonville, Florida 32203 ? Attention: Ken Holton, Manager of Capital Programming and
Grants ? Telephone (904) 630-3187 ? kholton@jtafla.com. Applications may also be obtained
from the JTA web site at www.jtafla.com.
The deadline for application submission is 4:45 p.m., EST, on June 2. 2008.

All applications must be delivered to the First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization at:

First Coast MPO
1022 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
phone (904) 306-7500
fax (904) 306-7501
(toll free) 1-888-488-4898
TDD (904) 306-7502

We are born with limitless potential. Help us make sure that we all i
Lg have the chance to achieve. Please visit uncf.org or call 1-800-332-8623. fF
icl.org Give to the United Negro College Fund. Cn

mitted testimony before the
House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime,
Terrorism, and Homeland
Security urging the panel to
take the necessary steps to
exclude children and youths
from the requirements of the
PLRA. Passage of the
Prison Abuse Remedies Act
of 2007 (H.R. 4109) would
do that and eliminate some
of the barriers that prevent
young people from access-
ing our federal courts for
relief if they are abused
behind bars.
We've all seen movies
that depict the tenacious and
savvy adult prison inmate
who spends hours in the
penitentiary library poring
over law books. He con-
stantly sends communica-
tions to the warden, penal
officials and courts. It is
unreasonable for our nation
to expect the same from
incarcerated children and
teens. We must not look
away while children and
teens are abused. Allowing
this abuse to persist
unchecked contradicts the
rehabilitative mandate set
out for the juvenile justice
system. It is impossible to
expect incarcerated children
and teens to be rehabilitated
and become successful
adults in these kinds of con-
ditions. Our nation's juve-
nile detention system is in
desperate need of massive
reform. Passing the Prison
Abuse Remedies Act of
2007 would be a good start.



SFaith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 1953 West 9th St.,
Jacksonville, with Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr. & Jr.,
Pastors, will have their 63rd Church Anniversary and
the 33rd Pastor's Anniversary of Rev. Jackson, Sr.,
May 4th, May 18, and May 25th at 4 p.m. Theme: "Never
Would Made It," Psalm 124. "THE LIFE AND LEGA-
CY CONCERT," May 17th at 6 p.m. Featuring: Renee
Ross & Jamison Ross, Deloris Porterfield & Min. Jennie
Randolph, Min. Tim Jackson, etc. For more information,
please call 904-354-0145.
HOUR OF POWER -If you are looking for an opportu-
nity to come together and fellowship with other believers
praying, praising, singing and sharing a word from the
Lord to help our family deal with life situations on life
Terms, join us on the 4th Saturday of the month. It's a
family affair Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Guest
Speaker: Dr. Juanita Parker, St. Stephen AME Church. To
be held at the Greater Bethany Baptist Church, 401
Stockton St. in Jacksonville. Enjoy messages and sermons
from spirit filled men and women of God, Powerful
Prayers, Interpretive Dance, Inspirational Music and Great
Food for your Soul. For more information, contact Felicia
McDuffie at expressinghope@aol.com or call (904) 485-
Jacksonville is having their 78th HOMECOMING
scheduled for May 17 25, 2008. Knocking at Heaven's
Gate in 2008, "Examine Me Lord." May 17 -
Westside Singers Concert at 7:00 p.m. May 18th Bible
Study at 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. with
speaker: Bro. C.L. Spivey, Lake Ida Church of Christ,
Delray Beach, FL.; May 19 22nd Nightly Worship
Service from 7:00 8:30 p.m. with speaker: Bro. C.L.
Spivey; May 24th Beach Walk, Jacksonville Beach, FL
at 6:00 a.m., Sing-Out (featuring local groups) 6:00 p.m.;
May 25th Mass Bible Study at 9:00 a.m.; Homecoming
Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. Speaker: Bro. Xerxes Snell,
Ninth Street Church of Christ, Winter Garden, FL. For
more information, contact the church at (904) 353-5063.
CHURCH, located at 723 West 4th St., in Jacksonville,
where Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr., is the Pastor, and the
District Deputy Grand Master of District 13, invite the
Masonic Family to support our Most Worshipful Grand
Master Rev. Dr. Michael R. Moore 33 at our Masonic
Family Saint John the Baptist Day Celebration on June 22,
2008 at 4:00 P.M. Please call the grand East at 904-354-
2368 to confirm your attendance and participation.
Refreshments will be served after service.
SONVILLE'S Music for a Sunday Morning June '08.
Free and open to the public. Sunday, June 1, 10:45 a.m.,
Lynn Wadley, folk musician; Sunday, June 8, 10:45 a.m.,
Cara Tasher, soprano; Nick Curry, cello; Henson
Markham, harpsichord, Bach & Scarlatti; Sunday, June
15, 10:45 a.m., Linda Minke, cello, Gabrieli & Hindemith;
Sunday, June 22, 10:45 a.m., Prelude Chamber Music
Camp, Jeanne Majors, director; Sunday, June 29, 10:45
a.m., David Paul, violin/piano/composer/Tai' Chi Gung.
www.musicbydavidpaul.com. Located at 7405 Arlington
Expressway in Jacksonville. For more information, call
904-725-8133 for Rev. Dr. John L. Young, minister, or
contact Henson Markham, music director at 904-346-
0373. www.uujax.org
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
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Tuesday and Thursday

from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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The Florida Star and Impact
Striving To Make A Difference!

"Public Service Recognition Day"
Greater Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church
5533 Gilchrist Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219 (904) 764-5992
The Rev. Tony DeMarco Hansberry, Senior Pastor

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Walt McNeil, Secretary of the Florida
Department of Corrections is the featured speaker. He
was appointed to this current position February 2008.
To this position he brings 10 years experience as the
former Police Chief of the Tallahassee Florida Police
Department, where he commanded a diverse police
force of approximately 360 sworn Police Officers, and
over 200 civilian employees in the capitol city of the
third largest state in the United States and as Florida's
Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Secretary McNeil has a wealth of experience in polic-
ing, and an executive background in law enforcement
managerial initiatives. All public service employees
are invited. Come share in this unique program recog-
nizing those person who serve our communities. The
public is invited.


"That from these honored dead we take
increased devotion to that cause for which
they gave the last full measure of devotion,
that we here highly resolve that these dead
shall not have died in vain, that this nation
under God, and that government of the people
by the people and for the people
shall not perish from the earth."

"On this National Peace Officers Memorial Day, we
honor the men and women who lost their lives making our
streets safer and our families more secure, including the
181 courageous Americans who fell in the line of duty last
year and our thoughts and prayers go out to their loved
ones. Whether it's on our city streets or country roads,
patrolling our neighborhoods or putting criminals behind
bars, our law enforcement officers go to work every morn-
ing not for a big salary or a lot of recognition, but to pro-
tect our communities. And so today, as we mourn the loss
of our fallen heroes, let's also express our abiding grati-
tude to all the men and women in law enforcement who
serve and sacrifice each day on our behalf "
--Senator Barack Obama

"The memory of the righteous will be a blessing."
The Bible, Proverbs 10: 7 (NIV)

"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and
I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you
seek with all your heart."
The Bible, Jeremiah 29:12, 13 (NIV)

SAlmighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee,with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love, -
through Jesus Christ our LORD.


BATTLES, Sherrie K.,
44, died May 14, 2008.
BLUE, Willie, Jr., May
18, 2008.
BRUCKS, Charles, died
May 18, 2008.
BYRD, Julia A., 63, died
May 13, 2008.
died May 14, 2008.
COHEN, Tyrone, died
May 17, 2008.
CONEY, Ruth W., died
May 14, 2008.
DARLING, Ray, died
May 19, 2008.
EMANUEL, Albert J.,
died May 12, 2008.
GLENN, Johnie T., Jr.,
died May 16, 2008.
GLENS, Ms. Mary, 78,
died May 15, 2008.
HECKLER, Robert P.,

died May 15, 2008.
JACKSON, Benny L.,
died May 15, 2008.
MARTIN, Thomas J.,
died May 17, 2008.
MAYES, Henry A., died
May .19, 2008.
MERCY, Madeline, died
May 14, 2008.
died May 19, 2008.
ODOM, Janice, died
May 17, 2008.
PERRY, Geneva, died
May 19, 2008.
PETERSON, Gary, 21,
died May 17, 2008.
PINES, Ms. Alice, 89,
died May 16, 2008.
Girl Alivia, died May 9,

STh e C h u r c h D ir e c to ry
I "Come and Worship With Us"

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)................................11:00 a.m. i
Tuesday Prayer Meeting...................... 7:30 p.m. -
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service..................................................................... 10:00 a.m.
Church School...................................................................... 8:45 a.m.
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The Crown Royal Touchdown Club West of the
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium was the place for jovi-
ality, excitement, enjoyment, delightfulness, merri-
ment, joie de vivre, and 'hip'. It was the '70's again for
this year's Bold City Chapter, Links, Inc. The annual
Old School Gala fund raiser, with period costumes and
exceptional cuisine is always the place to be during the
month of May. Funds from the event support the chap-
ter's programs that benefit youth.
With fried fish and grits, chicken, sweet potatoes,
spicy collard greens, with my favorites Chess Pie and
Strawberry Shortcake for dessert, the food as always
was DELICIOUS and added to the fun-filled event with
hundreds of guests dancing to old school music and
soul food classics. And what would the event be with-
out the Bid Whist, dance and costume competitions?
The Bold City Links led by Mrs. Ruth Waters
McKay as president and this year's co-Chairs
Mesdames Santhea Brown and LaVon Burnett real-
ly know how to put on a party! Let me remind you
again as I have before, if you weren't there you need to
make sure you're on the invitation list next year, start-
ing now!!

The Charles Clines having great fun!

The Langston Harleys. Mr. Harley, the son of Mrs. Alma Harley
and the late Patrolman Henry Harley who was among the first
M African-American City of Jacksonville Policeman.

The Ronald Beltons. Mrs. Belton is the immediate
past president of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Inc.

The T C Newmans (standing) with Malcolm
and Mrs. Lana Suggs.

Jacksonville Links members at Bold City Links Old School Gala:
Standing-Mesdames Dana Cunningham, Dr. Geri Williams Smith-
Chapter president, Dr. Kia Mitchell Kemp, Hester Clark, Candace
Thompson, Marietta LeBlanc Jones, and Betty Asque Davis. In front-
Ms. Maretta Latimer and Mrs. Gloria Dean Belton.

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Super Inner Beauty!

By Rych McCain
Photos: 2008 by Andre' B.
Murray/ bernagency.photore-

The NAACP had their
2008 Theatre Awards
Announcements of nom-
inees this week at the
beautiful Renaissance
Hotel in Hollywood.
One of the guest celebri-
ties announcing the
nominees was super-
model and actress Eva
Marcille. Of course we
had the opportunity to
speak with her and she
was tickled pink to talk.
The lady is not only a
sensuously gorgeous and
visual delight to the eye;
she is genuinely warm,
relaxed and radiates a
sweet humble nature that
is seriously infectious.
Just the first three min-
utes in her presence and I
can clearly see why she
won the third installment
of "America's Next Top
Model." Those of you
who- followed the show
know Marcille by her
birth family last name
"Pigford." She recently
switched to using her
birth middle name and
explains its origin.
"The spelling is from
my grandparents. I was
the first granddaughter
so both of my grand-
mothers wanted me to
have their name. I have
one grandmother named
Marjorie and one grand-
mother named Lucille
and they fought over my
middle name so my par-
ents said just mix it

together to form
Marcille. Her post
ANTM success has been.
nothing short of phenom-
enal. Old school
Hollywood said "Either
you have or you don't."
Marcille definitely has it!
After winning ANTM
and signing with the
Ford Modeling Agency,
receiving the 100 thou-
sand dollar Cover Girl
cosmetics deal and doing
a fashion spread for Elle
magazine, Marcille
began pulling in endorse-
ment deals, modeling
jobs and acting roles like
a magnet.
This Los Angeles
native grew up in a rough
"hood" environment but
kept her focus while
attending Washington
Prep, magnet school and
graduating with distinc-
tion. When asked about
her surroundings coming
up, Marcille emphasizes,
"I dealt with it when I
was in school and it's
about finding your own
niche. If we were in the
suburbs, there are still a
group of kids there that
you shouldn't hang out
with. It doesn't matter
where you grow up; it's
learning who you are and
knowing how to avoid
those precarious situa-
tions." Marcille contin-
ues, "People have a mis-
conceived idea of inner
city schools. At
Washington Prep, I was
in a magnet program. I
had a great education at a
public high school. For
me it was wonderful and
they helped me apply for
college because I was in

a college prep program.
My brother went to
Morehouse in Atlanta
and I was a couple of
years behind him and
wanted to follow him."
And follow him she
did indeed after receiv-
ing a scholarship to
Clark-Atlanta in Atlanta
where she matriculated.
It was in the mighty
"ATL" that she started
doing small modeling
jobs and did a photo
shoot with photographer
Frenchie Davis which
eventually led her to
"America's Next Top
Did winning ANTM
have any surprises for
Marcille or did it match
what she thought it
would be? She lights up,
"You know what, I did-
n't know what to expect.
I know it might sound
weird but coming from
Los Angeles; I'm from
LA (inner city/"hood")
not from Hollywood. So
I didn't know what to
expect from Hollywood.
I didn't have a clue. So I
guess as far as surpass
my expectations, I didn't
have any." But
Hollywood can have
high expectations from
Marcille. This young
lady is just getting start-
ed and she has all of her
engines on high, open
throttle thrust where we
can expect her to achieve
orbit in superstardom
and stay there for a last-
ing career.

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The legendary song-
tarist/producer and
activist, the late great
Curtis Mayfield was
inducted into the famed
Hollywood Rock Walk
located in front of the
Guitar Center on the
sunset strip in
Hollywood this week..
The TMIBoyz will drop
their Indy debut album
"Grindin For A
Purpose," on May 20. '
DA Club
The swank Falcon
Club, located on the
noted Sunset Strip in
Hollywood was the
scene of Elevee
Lifestyle's bash honor-
ing the 2008 NFL
Rookie Class Draftees.
Several NBA stars as
well as actors were in
the house as well.
Awards Gala
Actors Samuel L.
Jackson and his lovely
wife LaTonya were hon-
ored at a formal gala put
on by The ,National
Kidney Foundation of

Southern California.
The star studded affair
was held at the suave
Century Plaza Hotel in
the posh Century City
business district of Los
Angeles and was hosted
by master comedian
George Lopez and his
lovely wife Ann.

The BET Awards'08
will air live on Tuesday,
June 24 at 5: PM, from
the Shrine Auditorium
in Los Angeles. Leading
the pack with five nomi-
nations is T-Pain. Kanye
West and Keyshia Cole
are behind him with
three nominations each,
while Mary J. Blige,
Flo Rida and Alicia
Keys bring up the rear
with two nominations
each. The legendary
R&B crooning icon Al
Green will receive the
BET's Lifetime
Achievement Award. All
around music master
Quincy Jones will
receive the BET's
Humanitarian Award.
Usher, Mariah Carey,

Mary J. Blige, Lil
Wayne and Nelly are set
to perform.
Congrats are in order
for Whitney Thompson
for being the first full-
figured winner on The
CW's, America's Next
Top Model. Look for
funny man/actor Damon
Wayans to return to the
small screen on ABC-
TV The sitcom is tenta-
tively titled "Never
Better." The concept
involves a recovering
alcoholic trying to ,do
better by his family. The
View panelist/actress
Whoopi Goldberg will
host this year's 62nd
Annual Tony Awards
which will be broadcast
live, June 15 on CBS-
TV from Radio City
Music Hall in New York
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Charged with
Johnathan T. Hart, 17, is charged
with the shooting death of
Roderick J. McRae, 28, both of
Brunswick. McRae was found
Saturday with a gunshot injury
outside the Eagle Lounge on
Albany. Hart has been arrested.

This man robbed Bank of America located
at 600 Sea Island Road in Georgia on
Wednesday. He was wearing a green polo
shirt and is about 6 feet tall.
He showed the teller a gun, demanded
money and received an undisclosed
amount. He left the bank on foot.
Please call (912) 554-7811 or (912) 264-
1333 with any information. A reward is

Ten-Year-Old shot During a
There was a shooting at an apartment com-
plex in Arlington off Edenfield Road Friday
after four people robbed a man. When the
robbed victim tried to run away, one of the
robbers fired six shots at him. One of the
shots struck a 10-year-old in the leg.
Information is sought. Please call 1-866-
845 TIPS.

Man, 21, Shot by Several Saturday Night in Jacksonville
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are still searching for several males that fired upon
and killed Gary Peterson, 21, of the 3100 block of 2nd Street Circle. The shooting
occurred Saturday night about 11:45 p.m. Officers, responded to a report that a
man was lying on the ground in the 1500 block of West 7th Street, after receiving
several gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, they found Peterson, who was already
deceased. They need your help and you may remain anonymous. Please call
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As a 78 year old American of African descent, I feel compelled to respond to all this
"much ado about nothing" when it comes to the statement that Michelle Obama
made about the fact that this is the first time in her adult life that she has been proud
to be an American.
The country needs to hear this from the Black perspective.
Long before I was born, my grandfather Joseph Burleson, owned a considerable
amount of land in oil rich Texas Because during that era, Blacks could not vote, nor
could they contest anything in the courts of the United States my grandfather's land
was STOLEN by his White neighbor. My grandfather, who was literate and better
educated than my grandmother, drove to town. Seeing my grandfather leave, the cov-
etous neighbor asked my grandmother to show him the deed to the property. He
snatched it. She could not insist that he give it back, nor could she have reported this
THEFT to the sheriff because of the fact that Blacks had no rights in the 1800's. The
prevailing law at that time was he who held the deed owned the land. Do you think
that is something that I am PROUD OF? Right now I should be living off the oil and
gas royalties.
In 1934 when my dad drove us to Texas to meet his family, when he stopped to pur-
chase gasoline, his daughters and wife were not allowed to use the washroom. As a
man it was easier for him to relieve himself in the bushes, but not for the females.
We were, however, reduced to having to go in the bushes, also. Do you think I am
In 1938 when my oldest sister went to enroll in Hyde Park High School, she -was
told by the counselor that she did not want to take college preparatory courses, she
wanted to study domestic science. Do you think I'm PROUD OF THAT? Of course,
when Beatrice Lillian Hurley-Burleson went to school the next day, that was the last
time anyone thought that the Burleson girls wanted to study domestic science.
When in 1943 my parents attempted to buy the 2 flat at 5338 South Kenwood,
where we had lived since 1933, in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL we were told that we
could not buy it because there was a restrictive covenant that said that the property
was never to be sold to "Negroes." Do you think I am PROUD OF THA T?
In 1950 when I graduated from college, I was unable to get a job because I was con-
sidered "over qualified." the code word for they would not hire me because of my
race. All of the want ads called for Japanese Americans or Neisis (the word given to
Japanese Americans at that time). Do you think that was something that I should
have been PROUD OF? I understood that America was trying to make up for the
interring of innocent and patriotic Americans who were our enemy by association.
My cousin's barbershop was bombed in Mississippi in the 50's because he was
encouraging Black people to register to vote. His wife who had earned a Masters
Degree from Northwestern University lost her position as the principal of the local
school because of the voter registration activities. Is that something I should be
Now we get to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the pastor of the Obama family. Rev. Wright
like so many religious zealots overstates many things, which many of his members
do not agree. To suggest that Senator Obama should leave the church of his choice
is not only a double standard, but it is absurd. Would any of the talking heads who
are so alarmed by Rev. Wright's thoughts and speeches suggest that Catholics should
abandon their faith or denounce and reject the Pope because so many priests have
molested children? These children were exploited and taken advantage of and they
had no choice to even know they could resist, reject and denounce. To me the situa-
tions are parallel, except for the fact that the priests' behavior is a physical violation
of the innocence of children who are marred for life; and the priests' behavior is a
crime. Rev. Wright's speeches are just words, that one can listen to or not, the mem-
bers have a choice. Should Governor Romney denounce and reject the Mormon
Church because some of their members practice polygamy?
As Senator Obama has previously stated, we have entered the silly season.
Barack Obama is an adult, and most importantly,, he is an exceptionally intelligent
adult. Like most of us adults, fortunately, we do not accept all we hear or see. If we
did, the world would be more amoral, debased and perverted than the world of today
I see all these "so called" ponderings as an attempt to marginalize the candidacy of
Senator Barack Obama. I cannot truly call this racism because some ignorant Blacks
have also spoken disparagingly about him.
I accept this as the darker side of mankind who because of their own.inadequacies,
they project their deficiencies on others. Barack Obama is a very rare individual, the
likes of whom the world seldom sees. Like most geniuses, they are often misunder-
stood. They are objects of envy and jealousy. They are suspect because they soar
above the. average man who does not have the intellectual ability to understand the
greatness of special people. They are also targets to be pulled down to the level of
the mediocre that cannot stand to see an ind individual with deep convic-
tions and high standards.
We have not seen a phenomenon like Barack Obama in many years and many gen-
erations. Like Gandhi, like Jesus, like Einstein, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., like
Mother Theresa, genetically, intellectually and spiritually, these people offer the
world so much, but they are often maligned and misunderstood.
Barack Obama is a Christian in the true sense of the word. A true Christian loves
his fellow man unconditionally. A true Christian wants the best and tries to bring out
the best in his fellow man. A true Christian wants to unite and bring the world togeth-
er in peace and harmony. This is what Senator Obama stands for; but, unfortunately,
he has had to get off point to answer these false charges, innuendoes, and just plain
We are in the presence of an angel unaware in Senator Barack Obama; and this
country needs him, more than he needs us. He is the only person at this time in his-
tory that can restore respect for America with the worlds' people. Because of his
family background, the influence of his beloved mother who instilled great values in
him, the influence of his absent father who vicariously inspired a son to go to
Harvard as the father had done, the influence of a minister who brought him to an
understanding of the value and meaning of Christianity, the influence of a brilliant
Harvard educated wife who inspires him and keeps him grounded; he is the epitome
of a citizen of the world. He is of the world because the world is in him; and this is
what America needs to bring us out of the abyss to which we have sunk in the eyes
of the world.
Like, Michelle Obama, after living in this country all of my 78 years, loving my
country and not understanding why my country has not loved me, I now for the first
time in my adult life feel PROUD OF MY COUNTRY because I sense a maturing,
a recognition of talent and character, and not color, and a field of candidates aspiring
to lead this nation coming from very diverse backgrounds of gender, religious
beliefs, national origin, ethnicity, age and experiences. This to me is the HOPE that
America is coming into her own and will begin to CHANGE and will embrace the
philosophy upon which this country was founded, where all men are created equal

and are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Now I truly believe, YES
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"There's Always Something
Ha.pening On The First Coast"
The Crown Royal Touchdown Club West of the
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium was the place for jovi-
ality, excitement, enjoyment, delightfulness, merri-
ment, joie de vivre, and 'hip'. It was the '70's again for
this year's Bold City Chapter, Links, Inc. The annual
Old School Gala fund raiser, with period costumes and
exceptional cuisine is always the place to be during the
month of May. Funds from the event support the chap-
ter's programs that benefit youth.
With fried fish and grits, chicken, sweet potatoes,
spicy collard greens, with my favorites Chess Pie and
Strawberry Shortcake for dessert, the food as always
was DELICIOUS and added to the fun-filled event with
hundreds of guests dancing to old school music and
soul food classics. And what would the event be with-
out the Bid Whist, dance and costume competitions?
The Bold City Links led by Mrs. Ruth Waters
McKay* as president and this year's co-Chairs
Mesdames Santhea Brown and LaVon Burnett real-
ly know how to put on a party! Let me remind you
again as I have before, if you weren't there you need to
make sure you're on the invitation list next year, start-
ing now!!

,L :',, Linm members Mrs. r elrm
Mitchell (Bold City Links) and Ms,
The Ronald Beltons. Mrs. Belton is the immediate Mitchell Thompsold City Lin(Jacksonville
past president of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Inc ce ompson (Jacsonville

The T C. Newmans (standing) with Malcolm Champion
and Mrs. Lana Suggs.

Jacksonville Links members at Bold City Links Old School Gala:
Standing-Mesdames Dana Cunningham, Dr. Geri Williams Smith-
Chapter president, Dr. Kia Mitchell Kemp, Hester Clark, Candace
Thompson, Marietta LeBlanc Jones, and Betty Asque Davis. In front-
Ms. Maretta Latimer and Mrs. Gloria Dean Belton.

lhe Porters.

The Newtons.

e Lanes (Mrs. Lane is a Bold City Links member).

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SThe FL/GA Star


by Rev. Al Williams, OCOC
Local Jacksonville chapter of MAD DADS hosted a community prayer breakfast Friday
morning at the Holiday Inn in Orange Park. It was the kick off of the Florida Cares Initiatives.
Their special guest was the lovely Ms. Susan Taylor, former Chief Editor of Essence Magazine
for 37 years. The program was opened by Elder Eddie Staton.
The goal of Florida Cares Initiatives is to recruit 100,000 new mentors by year 2010. Dr.
Roy Mitchell, who is the co/chair, began his message by calling out all Pastors, Greek organi-
zations (AKA's, Alpha's Omega's Delta's Sigma's) including the fraternal order of the Mason's.
He indicated we ought to be about collaborating together.
More importantly, if we don't give time to our children, the "SYSTEM" will.
Senator Tony Hill followed by saying "we can change this if we all do something. Our chil-
dren are not graduating from high school, only 24% of 9th graders are expected to graduate. We
got to teach our children in order to save them. He also indicated you can't get VICTORY with-
out opposition. If it's not worth having, they don't want it. More prisons are being built while
our schools continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate. As Senator Hill continued, he sounded
more like a Baptist preacher as the crowd echoed," Amen Brother!!!! ..
After a wonderful introduction of Susan Taylor, she quoted the National Black anthem ..
"Lift Every Voice." The words of the song made you realize we can't give up the fight because
the struggle continues. Susan said, "it's time to save our communities." She pointed out how,
"MAD DAD's are saving the state of Florida with the Florida Cares Initiatives." The question
was asked, are you mentoring? We must put our hands on a child. Prisons are built to make prof-
it off our boys and girls, moms and dads. These are the facts 1/3 of all blacks live in poverty.
Homicide is the leading cause of death among African Americans today. The most impor-
tant thing we can do is to "LOVE OUR CHILDREN." Mentoring is greatly needed for our
black males and females.
Susan directed our attention by saying, "Self Love" is critical among African Americans. ,.
We don't know who we are. We are human and divine, we must learn to love goodness. Broken
people, will continue to break others. Hurt people, hurt people.
You must be. healed first before you can give yourself away. Pay attention to YOU. You are
made in the image and likeness of GOD. Before you start your day, get still, ask God what have
you come to teach me today. You have to love yourself, take care of yourself. Then take care of
your business. Susan went on to say, "take 10 minutes for you each day." It became very clear
as Susan pointed out, this life is like a quest house, there are people coming to challenge you.
Anything that comes is to help make you strong.
In closing, Susan said, "we must love each other. Don't say anything that will hurt them.
Parent's must stop saying negative things to our children, we are out of our minds when we do
that. Don't curse them out, don't hit them, we must love them. In order to fix our communities,
we have to fix our schools and crime will stop. Don't give up the fight. Let's put our eggs in
one basket, put it on MAD DADS."
All was left with a ray of hope and a brighter future for tomorrow. Each one must reach

by Dan Evans
"The Miracles of Mentoring," by Thomas Dortch, and "All About
Love," by Susan Taylor were the two books the Jacksonville community
gathered for a signing at The Gateway book store.
Mentoring, according to Roget's thesaurus, a noun 1. adviser 2. guide.
is being projected as a means to reach at risk youth across America.
Jacksonville enjoyed the opportunity to host the founder of the National
Cares Mentoring Movement, Susan Taylor, Editor Emerita of Essence
Crime is in every community in America, jails and prisons is the only
stock remaining steady and rising on the stock market as our youth are rap- Donald Foyand Treron Cook, founder of Maddads with
idly pulled into a system bend on growing the prison population. To reach his wife.
at risk black youth in Florida, Susan Taylor announced a partnership with
MADDADS Inc, and Kesler mentoring Connection to introduce The
Florida Cares Initiative, a statewide effort to recruit and register over 1 mil-'
lion new mentors by 2010. Visiting Florida, Ms. Taylor attended a Faith -
Based Breakfast to meet, help organize, and get commitments from church in
leaders and community organizations, a special luncheon at the Downtown .
Public Library to request the Mentor First Coast program of Baptist7.
Hospital, a book signing at The Gateway Book store to support Alfro ..
America book stores and get the community to buy into supporting mentor-
ing of our at risk youth.....
This reporter rode with Selisa Grimes, a reader of Ms. Taylor's writings,
upon arrival, you heard the beat of the drums, calling attention to the gath-
ering at the book store. A feeling of pride and cultural awareness enveloped
the atmosphere. With eyes shining with excitement, Selisa stated, "as a l
native New Yorker, it was a thrill walking into the Gateway Book Store.
With a drummer playing outside, it was every bit of the Harlem sights and
sounds. And then I saw Ms. Taylor, the epitome of a black woman, making -
a way for all to follow. Her words were warm and inspiring, which sat the
tone for the way we should go to help care for ourselves, our people, and
our children. I signed up to be a mentor and can't wait to get started."
Thomas Dortch asked the question in his book, "are you prepared for
the challenges of a Mentoring Relationship?" Ms. Taylor mentions in her
book about faith and forgiveness. "Forgiveness is a faith issue, and Faith
doesn't come immediately or easily. We must work at it." The message
pushed by this initiative to put one with one, is to love GOD, love yourself
and share that love with our youth.
For addition information you can visit the Florida Care web site __
www.floridacares.info, contact MADDADs 904 781 0905 or Dan at The
Florida Star 904-766-8834.



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Ask Deanna! is an advice column Known for us
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
Dear Deanna!
My son is growing up to be a very angry little boy because he miss-
es his father. I had a relationship with his dad but broke up with him
because I wanted to be with someone else. My son doesn't like my
new boyfriend and he is misbehaving, throwing tantrums and his
personality has changed. I want to take him to counseling but want-
ed to ask if you think he's rebelling because he doesn't see his real
father anymore?
Anonymous Denver, CO

Dear Anonymous:
Your son is hurt because his father is gone and you bring in a new uncle. As parents, you
had an obligation to explain the changes to your son so he could adjust. In a child's mind,
he sees his father leave and another man is now kissing his mother. Focus your attention on
your child and get to the root of his problems. If counseling is an option for your son be pre-
pared and open minded to some personal lifestyle changes because the results will be pnce-

Dear Deannal
I have gained a lot of weight and I feel that my husband is falling out of love with me. He's
not intimate with me, we don't cuddle and he always acts as if I'm annoying him. I am try-
ing to diet but it is so stressful sitting by watching and feeling that I'm losing my husband.
He claims that he still loves me but his actions are extremely different from the words he
says. What can I do to recapture the fire and energy in my marriage?
Overweight Wife Toledo OH

Dear Overweight:
If you're having these feelings there's no sense denying there's some truth to what's going
on. The best way to tell if your husband is slipping is for you to lose weight. You need to
be happy with good self-esteem. Once you get back into your zone, measure your husband's
activity and behavior towards you. If things don't change, you have a problem that goes
beyond weight. Be prepared for a discussion and seek honest answers regarding your rela-

Dear Deanna!
I'm dating someone new and he has a child. My boyfriend's daughter is 10 years old and
she has no manners or home training. When they come to my house she puts her dirty feet
on the sofa, and leaves her cups and candy wrappers everywhere. I nicely asked her to
remove her things one day and he became upset with me. This is a problem and I see the
relationship won't go any further until this is addressed. How do I deal with this sensitive
Andrea Charleston, SC

Dear Andrea:
You need to let your boyfriend know that your home is not a barn and his child will not treat
it as such. The next time they visit, handle your business and tell her to .remove her feet,
clean after herself or whatever else you need to do. If your boyfriend says something use
that opportunity to share your expectations. Moving forward if he or his daughter ignores
the rules you provided, addresses it once more and if they don't comply, dump them both
and keep it moving.
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e Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND TEENS, June 1st through July 31st, all
Jacksonville Public Library locations will offer a whole, wide world of reading to discover this summer.
Duval County residents, aged 12 to 18 can volunteer at any library and participate in an essay contest for
a chance to earn a $700 college scholarship donated by George Koury & Associates Insurance. Teens can
enter to win prizes after completing summer reading and also register for the second annual Teen Battle
of the Bands happening June 21 at the Main Library (Battle of the Band registration concludes May 31).
Kids, aged 6 to 12 are encouraged to attend story times along with unique programs such as, didgeridoo
down underAustralian music, curious moon puppet show and art reach paper making. As books are com-
pleted, special passports will be stamped and tracking summer reading will be fun. After reading five
books kids can enter to win a bicycle courtesy of the Jacksonville Suns. Generous support for these pro-
grams has been made by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver. For more information about summer read-
ing programs, visit your nearest library, call 630-2408 or log onto jaxpubliclibrary.org for a schedule of
& Education Guide Summer Camp Issue. The fourth annual edition, produced in partnership with JK
Harris Publications LLC (JKH), includes complete and updated listings of Northeast Florida Summer
programs for children. The Guide is available free of charge. Information on Early Learing Coalition's
programs, services and membership can be accessed at http://www.elcofduval.org or by calling 904-208-
2044. Information on the Northeast Florida Early Care & Education Guide Summer Camp Issue is avail-
able at http://www.earlycareguide.com
THE WILLIAM RAINES CLASS OF 1973 will be celebrating its 35th Reunion during the week-
end of June 13 15,2008 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel- downtown Jacksonville. The theme for this
year is "Still Great In '08!" Events include a dinner cruise, a banquet, and much more! For more infor-
mation, contact Mrs. Gail Hammond Haines at 725-2157.
Reunion, June 20-22, 2008. The Banquet will be held June 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Marriott
Hotel, 4760 Salisbury Rd. To participate, call James Wright at (904) 303-9897 or Lydia Jackson at (904)
ART AND CRAFT FESTIVALat St. Augustine Beach Pier, A1A Beach Blvd., Saturday, May 24th
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 25th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An array fine art, fine crafts, music,
food, free admission, and free parking. For more information, call 352-344-0657.
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT -Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., for Millions
More Movement will have an open meeting on Sunday,May 25,2008 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 916
N.Myrtle Avenue.You are invited to attend. This meeting is free and open to the public .If you are sin-
cerely concerned, and really want to improve the quality of living conditions in your community come
join us as' we work to' make positive changes, and end the violence through positive education and not
more incarceration '.If you have questions or need more information visit our website: www.Jaxloc.com,
or you can also contact us at 904-240-9133.
government offices and facilities will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of the Memorial Day
holiday Holiday closures include: City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval St, Ed Ball Building, 214 N.
Hogan St, Yates Building, 231 E. Forsyth St., The Office of the Tax Collector, including all Tax Collector
branch offices, The Office of the Property Appraiser, Duval County Courthouse, 330 E. Bay St,
Supervisor of Elections, 105 E. Monroe St., Supervisor of Elections branch office, 5200-2 Norwood Ave.,
Recreation and Community Services Department offices, 851 N. Market St, Community and senior cen-
ters and gymnasiums managed by the Recreation and Community Services Department, Jacksonville
Children's Commission and Don Brewer Early Learning Center, 1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.,
Planning and Development Department administrative offices, 128 E. Forsyth St., Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Municipal Code Compliance administrative and operations offices, 1801 Art
Museum Drive, Bldg. 3500, Suite 200, Animal Care and Control Center, 2580 W. First St., Animal Care
and Control Mandarin Adoption Center, 10501-2 San Jose Blvd., Household Hazardous Waste Facility,
2675 Commonwealth Ave., Victim's Services Center, 403 W. 10th St., The Jacksonville Public Library
(Main Library and all branches) will be closed on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26., Residential
garbage, yard waste and recycling will be collected as usual on Monday, May 26. The Trail Ridge
Landfill, 5110 U.S. Highway 301, will maintain normal operating hours. Huguenot Memorial Park will
maintain regular hours. Day-use visitors may enter from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. All but permitted campers and
their authorized visitors must depart by 6 p.m. Visitors of campers should pre-register with the office and
acquire a visitor pass to stay in the park until 10 p.m. Camping reservations can be made by phone
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park will maintain regular hours. Day-use
visitors may enter from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. All but permitted campers and their authorized visitors must
depart by 6 p.m. Camping reservations close at 5 p.m. daily. Only campers with prepaid reservations
can gain access from 5:30-9:30 p.m. No access to unregistered campers after 9:30 p.m., Kids Kampus,
and the Kids Kampus Splash Water Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., is open daily from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 24 (Memorial Day weekend) through Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day weekend). City pools
will be open on the weekends only beginning Saturday, May 24. The pools will be open on Monday, May
26 for Memorial Day from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Jacksonville Centre of the Arts
Benefit Concert
For Immediate Release
Effective until June 7, 2008

students at Jacksonville Centre of the Arts leap to
their future in a benefit performance appropriately
titled QUANTUM. This pre-professional company
of dancers will take center stage, 2 p.m. and 7
p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the Ritz Theatre &
LaVilla Museum in downtown Jacksonville.
Proceeds from the event will benefit students scheduled to
participate in summer intensive dance programs from
Florida to New York City, including the Julliard School,
Joffrey Ballet, Garth Fagan Project, Orlando Ballet School
and Jacksonville University. "We make a leap of faith
each spring, to help our students pursue summer dance
studies," says Kezia Hendrix-Rolle, Founder & Executive
Director, Jacksonville Centre of the Arts. "For the past
seven years, the community has turned out in increasing
numbers to help us raise much-needed funds. Our dream
is to fill seats and provide extraordinary dance
performances for our guests."
The talent, grace and strength of dancers from the Centre
have been demonstrated in performances at the Ritz
Theatre & LaVilla Museum, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville Landing, Jaguars Halftime shows,
Super Bowl celebrations, MLK Parades, World of Nations, Downtown Dance Project, EDDY Awards, Jacksonville
Film Festival events and more. Students receive training in classical ballet, modern, jazz, West African dance,
hip-hop and tap. For more information, visit www.jacksonvillecentreofthearts.org.
Tickets for QUANTUM are $25 for general seating; $35 for reserved, and can be purchased at Jacksonville Centre
of the Arts, 2049 North Pearl Street in historic Springfield, or at the door on the day of the performance.
Call 355-5551 for information.

I Contact:
FKezia Hendrix-Rolle
& Executive Director,
Jacksonville Centre of the Arts
904-355-5551 (The Centre)
904-463-4529 (cell)
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MAY24, 2008


Community Meetings for.the Jacksonville Journey

As you may know, last December, together with other community
leaders, I launched an important new anti-crime initiative. The
Jacksonville Journey: Take a Step is a comprehensive, community-wide
effort aimed at addressing violent crime and creating a roadmap to
achieve peace and prosperity in every home, on every street, for every cit-
For the last four months, this diverse group has been exploring strate-
gies that address crucial law enforcement, prevention, targeted interven-
tion and rehabilitation issues. Now, it's your turn to participate. The next Mayor John Peyton
step of our journey is a series of "solution sessions" around the city to
present the action steps identified by the Journey committees and get your feedback.
These four meetings will take place over the next few weeks, and each one will begin with
an exhibition fair of programs that are a part of The Jacksonville Journey recommendations.
The exhibition fair will start at 5:30 p.m. and the meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. The sched-
ule is as follows:
May 15 FCCJ North Campus, Zeke Bryant Auditorium; 4501 Capper Road, 32218
May 22 Clanzel Brown Community Center; 4575 Moncrief Road, 32209
May 29 FCCJ South Campus, Wilson Center for the Arts; 11901 Beach Blvd., 32246
June 5 FCCJ Kent Campus, Main Auditorium; 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., 32205
I am encouraged and inspired by the work of the Journey committee members and the staff,
citizens and subject matter experts who have worked so hard to identify solutions that will work
in the real world. I look forward to working with the other members of our community to bring
these ideas to action. Although our city faces significant challenges, we should not be deterred.
The longest journey begins with one step, and our greatest resource is our people.
For far too long, many of Jacksonville's residents have looked at crime as "someone else's
problem." Over the past year, it's become very clear that it is a problem for all of us. What hap-
pens in one part of the city affects the others. What happens to one family affects us all. And it
will take all of us to make a change.
I hope you will find time to attend one of these community meetings, and that you will join
our journey away from crime, poverty and discord and toward peace, prosperity and harmony.
It is our city, and it is our responsibility.
To find out more about The Jacksonville Journey, visit the Web site at www.coj.net, or call
(904) 630-CITY.


ssHH From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

SOAP- An officer was dispatched to the 400
block of Sunshine St., in reference to a battery.
Upon his arrival he met with the victim, Mrs.
B, who said the suspect, her husband Mr. B had
hit her in the face an threatened her with a
knife. The officer observed the victim had sev-
eral large scratches on her face and was wet
from her head to her waist. The victim'seyes
were red and swollen. The victim said the sus-
pect had also sprayed her with roach spray in
her eyes and threw car wash soap in her face.
The officer checked the residence and the sur-
rounding area, but the suspect was not located.
The victim was seen by rescue, but stated she
would go to the hospital on her own. The victim pointed out a spray bottle of Rid-
A-Bug home insect killer and said the suspect had sprayed it in her eyes. The offi-
cer took the spray bottle as evidence. The witness said that she witnessed the alter-
cation and saw the suspect spray the victim and throw the car wash soap on her. The
victim attempted to give a written statement, but said she could not see to write. The
victim declined to be photographed. The victim signed a signature form and was
given VINE information and was advised about a safe place. The officer contacted
the State Attorney's office and obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect.

HIE WOULDN'T LEAVE -An officer was dispatched to a sports bar and grill in
reference to a complainant by manager Mr. B, who reported he had a customer who
was refusing to leave. Upon his arrival, another employee immediately informed
him that a fight had started between Mr. B
and the defendant, Mr. LH, inside the estab-
lishment. The officer located the fight and
Mr. LH was escorted outside while Mr. B
was interviewed. Mr. B stated that Mr. LH
S had been asked to leave the establishment
due to inappropriate behavior involving
several female patrons. Mr. B had watched
Mr. LH grabbing/touching other female
customers that Mr. LH did not know. Mr. B
subsequently approached Mr. LH and asked
S- i him to leave immediately. Mr. LH began a
dispute with Mr. B, which turned physical
when Mr. LH swung an empty beer mug at
Mr. B. When Mr. LH missed, he threw the glass at Mr. B and struck Mr. B in the
right arm. Mr. LH was detained by Mr. B and several other employees until police
arrived. Mr. LH stated he had done nothing wrong and that no one had asked him to
leave. Mr. B did not sustain any injuries from the fight. Mr LH was placed under
arrest for disorderly conduct on the premises of a public establishment and trans-
ported to PTDF.

REFUSING TO HAVE SEX LEAD TO ASSAULT -An officer was dispatched to
the 1200 block of S. Lane Ave. in reference to an assault. Upon his arrival he met
the victim, Ms. LJ who stated that on an
earlier date, she was at her residence in the
2400 block of Jammes Rd. when the sus-
pect, Mr. BG punched her in the left eye
with his fist. The officer noticed that the
victim had a red bruise on her left eyeball. /
At this time the officer accompanied the / /
victim back to her residence and conduct- 'I t
ed a follow up investigation. During this /
investigation, he made contact with the /-
suspect at the residence. The victim stated
that her injury occurred when the suspect
wanted to have sex with her and she
refused. When she refused to have sex, the
suspect grabbed her around the neck and threw her on the bed and started punching
her. During the punching, the suspect punched her in the left eye. The suspect stat-
ed that the altercation started when he came home at 6:00 a.m., which made the vic-
tim very angry that she started throwing objects at him as he entered the front door.
He stated that his reason for grabbing the victim was to restrain her. The officer took
the suspect into custody and transported him to PTDF. While inside the apartment,
the officer attention was caught by a pill bottle, in plain view, that contained pow-
der cocaine, which field tested positive. Ownership of the cocaine could not be
determined, therefore it was placed in the property room as found property.

HE STOLE CANDY BARS -An off-duty officer was working as security at a local
super market where he observed a suspect, Mr. RJ, walk into a checkout lane and
attempt to conceal himself behind other customers. The suspect was then seen exit-
ing the aisle and walking towards the back of the store with two handfuls of candy
bars. Store employees then observed the suspect place a handful of candy bars into
his right rear pocket in an effort to conceal them. The suspect was then stopped and
asked if he was concealing any candy bars. He advised he had some in his pocket.
He was asked if he was trying to steal them
and he replied he was hungry. The off-duty
officer advised the suspect of his constitu-
tional rights via card. He stated he was hun-
gry and had not eaten in a couple of days
and that is why he was taking the candy
bars. It was also noted that the suspect had
approximately. 17 cents in change on him at
the time of his arrest and would have been
unable to pay for the items if he wanted to.

The suspect was not eligible for a notice to
appear, due to a prior petit theft conviction.
He was transported to the PTDF.

Your Weekly


May 24, 2008 May 30, 2008

Mar 21st Apr 19th
Act on Monday! You've got it going on-
you're sharp upstairs, your heart's in the

so don't get frustrated if you can't
always get what you want. (Hint: try
giving someone else what they need!)
Around Thursday, things should begin
to flow your way. Now, and all through
the weekend, is the time to initiate
something great-whatever (or whoever)
sparks your ardor is the place to start.

June 22nd July 22nd

Find time in your busy day on
Monday for a person or issue that'll
respond beautifully to a little extra
attention. Then, watch out; while
you're awesome on all artistic, aesthet-
ic, and creative angles around
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
the specifics are another story.
Double-check numbers and look both
ways! There's potential for conflict
with your boss, your mom, or any
sdigher-up in your life around
hursday Friday, and Saturday. Can
you handle it maturely, showing, but
iot over-blowing, your emotions?
Saturday night and Sunday look just
plain fun; at home, or out and about.

Sept 23rd Oct 22nd
Monday looks ripe for an epiphany-
could be at work, could have to do
with love! Getting some food for
thought helps prompt it. Then, life's a
bowl of cherries, pits included, around
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The good news? There's still sweet-
ness to enjoy if you'rleable to maintain
a perspective on the whole. From
Friday through the weekend, every-
thing tastes better when you share. Let
workers, family, friends, and certain
someones be your dining companions
at life's lovely feast. And if at all pos-
sible, do eat dessert first!

Dec 22nd Jan 19th

ing? Even ifthe answer's 'pretty good,'
the stars suggest a little change could
make things even better as this week
gets going. If an alteration makes you
nervous, run it by someone you trust
who's doing well in the pertinent area.
And-don't panic-something may come
to an end this week, perhaps on
Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Or
maybe there's something you should
put an end to? Transitions may be
scary, but they're necessary; trust in
the wisdom of the universe. Sometime
this weekend, the right thing is right

Apr 20th May 20th

Life may not be a bed of roses on
Monday, but you're probably a little
thorny yourself Take it easy with the
VIPs in your life. You'll be seeing eye-to-
eye with those around you much better by
when your vision for future plans will be
20/20. Map out some career steps with
your mentor, or discuss your personal
path with a loved one. Then stay steady
around Friday, even if things are hectic.
With the weekend comes some energy
you'll really be able to enjoy-plan for
relaxation and maybe even some

July 23rd Aug 22nd
Can you pretty please be patient on
Monday? Not everyone's operating at
your level, but give them a little time.
You'll appreciate the same considera-
tion on Tuesday, Wednesday, and part
of Thursday, when the more you're
able to think things through, the better
you'll do. It's one step at a time to get
there, and a steady pace is best now.
Around Friday, you can forge ahead
quick study now, whether at work or in
more personal matters. But beware ol
overindulging on Saturday night, and
even out that mind/body balance on

Oct 23rd Nov 21st
For best results on Monday, shift
things around. Just a little change in
your routine, your environment, or the
contents of your heart helps a lot. The
stars highlight all things heart-related
around Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday, so take steps toward what
even if it involves moving into the
unknown! Friday, it's all about helping
someone else fulfill a dream, or just
pindown a more practical matter. And
if you're really gonna act on that
impulse this weekend, be ready for
anything to happen!

Jan 20th Feb 18th

When you talk this Monday, people
listen-and if you're communicating
about something you're passionate
about, they'll catch your fever! But
things look hazier around Tuesday and
Wednesday. Be careful when making
arrangements, dealing with money, or
listening to someone important now-
your head's not quite in the game. You
ought to be back in the zone sometime
Thursday, and the following few days
have all kinds of potential. Leave
room in your schedule for following
up on the great things that seem to pop
up out of nowhere. Secretly, you've
got everything to do with it!

SMay 21st- June 21st
Get a second opinion, or more informa-
tion on a certain issue, from a person or
resource you wouldn't normally consult
on Monday. Phen, don't just dream
about something different around
Tuesday and Wednesday-start cratinga
lan to really make it happen! Why be
frustrated when you can e the captain
of your destiny? Around Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday, the stars will step
in to help, and so will your friends (or a
certain someone) if you let them in on
the act. Instead of making chitchat
speak the truth about those dreams and
wishes-it's remarkably effective, espe-
cially this weekend.

[Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
If you've got something to say, or you
want to try something new, hop right
to it this week. Monday's energy is
excellent for such things, while on
Tuesday and Wednesday, sticking with
what works is a much better idea.
Couch any criticisms gently now; try
to imagine how you d feel on the
receiving end. The solution to that
restless feeling isn't more, or different,
distractions around Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday-it's really getting
involved and engaged with one person
or thing. Wait to introduce a new ele-
ment until Saturday night or Sunday,
when expansion and new depth are min
the stars.

Nov 22nd Dec 21st
If you find yourself thinking (or say-
ing) 'no way' on Monday, back up and
start again. Stretch your imagination
and shake up that perspective-around
Tuesday and Wednesday, it's crucial to
recognize the power of the past, but
move with confidence into your
future. Life and love have some fresh
perspectives for you on Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday if you're ready,
willing, and able! A game or outdoor
activity (under the stars?) can be a real
bonding experience now, not to men-
tion just plain fun. On Sunday, take a
breather, and tie up a loose end or two.

SFeb 19th Mar 20th

Work is much more fun in a pair or
group on Monday, and it's to your
advantage to have the added motiva-
tion to stay on track. But around
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
you're set to zoom ahead! Of course,
knowing you and your generous ways,
you'll share the ride with those close to
you, letting them in on your amazing
energy, too. Take life-and love-to a
new place now. A message may be
mixed around Friday, but you'll have
better luck interpreting it-or asking for
some clarification-this weekend.


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MAY 242008




By Jay Yelas
If you spend time at the lake, either at
the marina or around the boat slips,
undoubtedly you've noticed bass cruising
around. You've probably been on the water
since before sunrise, made a long run to an
end of the lake and all the while there are
bass within a short walk of a hot cup of cof-
fee and an indoor restroom. It can be frus-
But to experience true frustration, try
your hand at catching one of these cruisers.
The frustration seems to ratchet up even
higher as the cruising bass get bigger. Sure,
they're swimming around and you can see
them, but it's hard to make them bite. There's
no shortage of ways to try to target these
cruisers, but one of the most effective ways
I've found is to use a floating worm. A float-
ing worm can help you catch fish whenever
they are refusing to eat, but only if you know
how to use it.
What could be so hard about using a
floating worm? A lot of people just cast it
out, let it fall and twitch the bait a little. But
there's more to it than that. First, I like to use
floating worms in shallow water (5 feet or
less) or when the bass are high in. the water
column around structure like boat slips. I
use them a lot during spring and fall because
the differences in water temperature
between day and night draw more bass into
shallow water. As the sun gets higher on
these spring and fall days, the shallow water
warms faster than the deeper water. So, the

bass %%ill migrate into these areas mid- to
late morning (that's why you see them cruis-
ing the boat slips when you come back to the
marina for a sandwich), so focus on areas
around the docks, heavy vegetation and wil-
low trees.
I don't consider the floating worms a go-
to bait. I usually reserve these for really
tough days. When the bass are shallow, I'd
much rather be flipping or throwing a spin-
nerbait. But when I am seeing them cruising
and they won't eat, the floating worm is my
last resort. When the bass seem to have lock-
jaw, it can be because the conditions are
tougher than normal. But if the conditions
turn windy, I prefer a spinnerbait.
When using a floating worm, the most
important thing to do is establish a cadence,
a walk-the-dog-type rhythm like those used
on big top-water baits. As the bait passes
cover, pause your retrieve and hang on:
stopping the bait sometimes drives bass
crazy and strikes can range from dead
weight to a slight tug or violent flash and
My floating worm rig stays pretty much
the same wherever I go: I use a Berkley
Power Bait 6-inch Bubblegum Pink Floating
Steelhead Worm. I use 14- or 20-pound
Fireline mainline (depending on the amount
of cover in the area) and use 8-pound Trilene
XL as a leader, connected with a Double Uni
Knot, and spooled on a Size 3 spinning reel
and a 6-foot finesse-action spinning rod. I
never weight the floating worm (so it will
float) and rig the bait with a 4/0 offset worm
Sometimes the fishing gets so tough that
you run out of ideas. When that happens, try
a floating worm in shallow water around
cover and see if you can entice a big cruiser
to come crash into your bait. Once you fig-
ure out how to make the floating worm work
for you, you'll be hauling in fish while
everyone else struggles.
Berkley Pro Jay Yelas is the. reigning
FLW Tour Angler of the Year and a former
Bassmaster Classic champion from
Corvalis, Ore.

took advantage of a tired
Norfolk State pitching
staff Sunday pounding out
a 13-2 championship
game win to secure its
third consecutive Mid-
Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC)
baseball title in a 13-2 vic-
tory. It was, the Wildcats'
llth title in the last 13
NSU (25-24), playing
its sixth game in four
days, turned to ace Joey
Seal who had worked
seven innings three days
earlier. B-CU scored five
runs off Seal and added
another eight to go up 13-
0 as NSU brought starters
Leon Schabacker and
Quinn Bright out of the
bullpen. Schabacker had
pitched a complete game
win on Friday while
Bright had worked seven
innings on Saturday.
"The key was the fact
that we knew Norfolk
State had very few pitch-
ers left that were fresh,
and we needed to get to

the bullpen," stated B-CU
shortstop Jos6 Lozada, the
tournament's most out-
standing player. Lozada
hit .414 during the regular
season with 7 home runs,
57 RBI and 134 total
bases to win the MEAC
player of the year award.
NSU got their lone
runs in the ninth inning on
a two-run homer by Jerrod
Farley. The win went to
Eric Thomas, who
improved to 9-0 on the
season with a 2.04 ERA.
He allowed six hits in
seven innings with 10
strikeouts. At the plate, B-
CU was led by six players
with multiple hits. Lozada
had two hits and three
runs scored.
BCU head coach
Mervyl Melendez feels
his team is ready to move
to the next level.
"We are going to
Regionals again, and this
time we know we have a
better chance with our
pitching," said Melendez.
"Winning the MEAC is
always a blessing against

good teams in this league
but our prize is trying to
win a Regional and move
to the next level."
now waits until Monday
afternoon May 26 to see
where they will travel for
the upcoming NCAA
Baseball Tournament
which begins on May 30.

2008 All-
Tournament Team
Brad Stephenson,
NSU; Jeremy Jones, NC
A&T; Jose Lozada, B-
CU; Nick Rogers, NC
A&T; Marquis Frink, NC
A&T; Osvaldo Torres, B-
CU; Ken Richardson,
UMES; Chris Joyce,
NSU; Ryan Mailen, DSU:
Joe McIntyre, NC A&T;
Darryl Evans, FAMU;
Jerrod Farley, NSU;
Mariba George, NSU
Jose Lozada, Bethune-
Outstanding Coach:
Mervyl Melendez,

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Afterschool Association Event

Pamela Francis
Recognized for
Outstanding Efforts
Tutoring Children at
an Education
StationTM Program in

Littleton, CO (May,
2008) Pamela
Francis, an after-
school academics
instructor for
Education Station,
who works for a
Jacksonville at-risk
youth education pro-
gram in the Duval
County School
District, has received
an Excellence in
Education award from
KLC School
Francis, along with
the 22 other award
recipients from across
the nation, won a trip
to the National
After school
Association's 20th
annual national con-
ference in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida to
receive her award.
KLC School
Partnerships recog-
nized teachers, who
demonstrated excel-
lent service to chil-
dren and families, are
friendly and outgoing,
are effective commu-
nicators; are flexible
in meeting family

needs and demon-
strate warmth and
humor with the chil-
dren in their class-
"Pamela Francis
exemplifies what
makes our Education
Station academic
intervention programs
so valuable to stu-
dents and school dis-
tricts nationwide,"
said Marcy Suntken,
President of KLC
School Partnerships.
"KLC School
Partnerships has a
long-standing rela-
tionship with many of
the nation's leading
school districts, creat-
ing educational solu-
tions to meet the spe-
cial needs of every
school system.
Instructors such as
Pamela deliver those
solutions with consis-
tent excellence and
we are proud of her
Through strong
partnerships with
schools, Education
Station. addresses the
remedial needs of stu-
dents, reinforces
classroom learning,
builds school capacity
through teacher train-
.ing and encourages
family involvement.
Last year, Education

Station provided edu-
cational services to
more than 34,000 stu-
dents in 26 states.
Francis, a former
Duval County Public
School teacher, now
works with the Head
Start program spon-
sored by Jacksonville
Urban League. Her
experience working
with at-risk students,
as well as students
that have been identi-
fied as having special
needs, really shines
through in the
Education Station
"She lets the stu-
dents know that she
genuinely cares not
only about their aca-
demic. success, but
their overall well
being," said Chantel
White, Program
Manager KLC School
Partnerships. "Parents
and community man-
agers trust her with
their most prized pos-
sessions their chil-
dren and that is a
responsibility that she
embraces and enjoys,
yet does not take
lightly. As an educa-
tor, as a woman, and
as a human being, she
is. truly an inspira-
Francis said her

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success comes from
listening to the needs
of her students.
"You can never dis-
play anger when set-
ting limits," said
Francis. "You need to
actively listen and ask
the child what they
think the conse-
quences should be.
You will likely be sur-
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tion about Education


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The Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill of .........
America, Inc. presented a donation of computer
software, books, games, and puzzles to the
MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation for the
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Wednesday, April 16.
The MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation
promotes academic achievement and positive life
skills in Jacksonville youth through the game of
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Jack and Jill of America with children at the Mali
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Vai Washington Kid Foundation.
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the presentation at the Foundation's new Youth
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the Emmett Reed Community Center facility.
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bringing the Durkeeville Community to life."
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social activities for youth between the ages of 2
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The Jacksonville Chapter, which will celebrate its
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a number of events in Jacksonville including the
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relatives, learn about your heritage, share recipes,
and celebrate with your whole family. When learn-
ing about your heritage, it is also important to find
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Diabetes affects the lives of millions of African
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type 2 diabetes:
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1. Dance it away! A dance contest is a fun
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the skin and fat from chicken breasts, drumsticks, or
thighs and lightly coat them with barbeque sauce.
Instead of fried catfish, try baked fish seasoned with
herbs, spices, or lemon juice.

8. Try low-fat versions of your favorite side
dishes. Prepare homemade macaroni and cheese
with nonfat and low-fat milk and cheese. Smother
greens with smoked turkey or low-sodium chicken
broth instead of fatback.
9. Re-think your drink. Whenever possible
drink water the healthy, no-calorie beverage.
Instead of a regular 20-ounce soda or sweetened
fruit drink, choose sugar-free soda.
10. Reach for a healthy treat. Instead of cob-
blers, cakes, or pies for dessert, eat a piece of fresh
summer fruit such as peaches, nectarines, or apri-
cots. Also, try old-fashioned bread pudding pre-
pared with 17/2 cup skim milk, 10 slices whole-
wheat bread, 3 egg whites, 72 teaspoon cinnamon, /4
teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and a
little brown sugar. To prepare bread pudding, pre-
heat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat 8"x 8" inch baking
dish with vegetable oil spray. Lay slices of bread in
baking dish in two rows, overlapping like shingles.
In medium bowl, beat together egg whites, milk,
brown sugar, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over
bread. In small bowl, stir together cinnamon, nut-
meg, and clove and sprinkle over bread pudding.
Bake pudding for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 F, until
it has browned on top and is firm to touch. For a
topping, simmer apple-raisin sauce prepared with
1 % cup apple juice, V2 cup raisins, V2 cup apple but-
ter, 4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1A teaspoon
ground nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons molasses in a
medium saucepan for five minutes. Number of serv-
ings: 9 Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute's Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes
To order your free copy of the More than 50
Ways to Prevent Diabetes tip sheet and other free
resources to help African American families lower
their risk for type 2 diabetes, contact the National
Diabetes Education Program at 1-888-693-NDEP
(6337) or visit www.YourDiabeteslnfo.org. You can
also check out the National Kidney Disease
Education Program's Make Health a Family
Reunion Affair guide by visiting
www.nkdep.nih.gov or calling 1-866-454-3639.

FAM' Stdet-u PR Fir Win Tw Caia Ct A Awards

for anything
before, they did it
anyway. And they

After only one semester of re-
opening their doors for busi-
ness, Florida A&M University
(FAMU) student leaders in
PRodigy decided to enter the
Florida Public Relations
Association's (FPRA) Image
Awards competition at the local
chapter level. In spite of the
incredible odds against first-
time entries, and the reality that
the students had never entered
the compariy in a competition

PRodigy is a
student-run, cam-
pus-based compa-
ny housed in the
FAMU School of
Journalism and
Graphic Communication.
"The Florida Public
Relations Association's annual
Image Awards competition
encourages and promotes the
development of public relations
professionalism in the greater
Tallahassee area," said Betsy
Couch, president of the FPRA
Capital Chapter. "Students are
an integral part of our commu-
nity and we congratulate the
members of PRodigy PR Firm
on their outstanding contribu-

tions to this industry. Their par-
ticipation in this year's event
was extremely valuable to the
Capital Chapter."
The Image Awards are an
annual competition hosted by
the Florida Public Relations
Association; a statewide pro-
fessional association for indi-
viduals who work in the public
relations industry. Entrants
may submit any public rela-
tions program, printed tool, or
audiovisual tool that demon-
strates excellence in the field
from both an art and science
perspective. The first stage of
competition is at the local chap-
ter level and is organized into
four distinct categories includ-
ing one that specifically accom-
modates student projects.
"The public relations stu-
dents who ran PRodigy for the

2007-2008 academic year put
the company back on the map,"
says Gina Kinchlow, a faculty
member in the public relations
sequence in the FAMU
Division of Journalism who has
served as PRodigy's adviser
since spring 2006. "When they
(the student associates)
approached me in January
about entering one of their
accounts in the FPRA Image
Awards, it was my job to say
'yes' and to support them every
step of the way."
Monica Bailey, a spring
2008 public relations graduate
from FAMU, served as the
company's dir&tor of Outreach
and Development. It was
Bailey's responsibility to iden-
tify competitions and local
activities that might help
increase the firm's credibility

and visibility.
The students entered their
'TABI' (Touch A Bright Idea)
Campaign in the Image Awards
student category as a public
relations campaign. They won
a Judges Award for an out-
standing entry that achieved
maximum results while using a
minimum amount of money.
They also won an Award of
Distinction for meeting the
-standard of excellence set by
the panel of judges.
PRodigy will now attempt
to compete for an FPRA
Golden Image Award on the
state level. The competition
deadline is May 23, 2008, and
awards will be announced on
August 5, at the annual FPRA
Conference in Kissimmee.

T a P


Silly Silly!
What are prehistoric monsters called when they
A dinosnore!

What is the fruitiest lesson?
History, because it's full of dates!

What language do they speak in Cuba?

Why did the stupid racing driver make ten pitstops
during the race? ,
He was asking for directions!

What illness did everyone on the Enterprise catch?
Chicken Spocks!

rWhat is a myth?
A female moth!

How many balls of string would
it take to reach the moon?
Just one if it's long enough!



Turn to the side and see
if you can find the work

Funny Riddles!

What clothing does a house wear?

What shoes should you wear when your
basement is flooded?

What kind of eyeglasses do spies wear?

What did the sock say to the foot?

What does the Invisible Man drink at

What part of your body has the most

What do you call a funny book about


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Learn to Read Honors Volunteers, Participants Get

Their Work Published

National Volunteer
Week was in in
April, and to cele-
brate, Learn to Read
hosted its annual
V volunteer
The luncheon
was an opportunity to
give back a small
token of apprecia-
tion to dedicated vol-
unteers. Tutors and
volunteers make up
the majority of the
The LTR Volunteer
Luncheon was made
possible by donations
from local Target
Publix and Edible
Arrangements stores.
Currently, the
organization has over
70 active tutors, who
have volunteered
over 1,500 hours in
2008 so far; saving
LTR approximately
Learn to Read
Jacksonville is the
oldest literacy organ-
ization in
designed to teach
adults who cannot
read or who have
minimal reading
skills. They provide
free one-on-one
tutoring, small
groups, instructional
classes, workplace
literacy programs
and English as a
Second Language.
The heart of the
organization lies
with community vol-
unteers who are

trained and certified
as tutors to teach
adults to read. With
their support, we
have helped thou-
sands of adults bring
their reading up to a
functioning level.
Six adult students
from the grammar
class at Learn to
Read Jacksonville
were selected to have
their literary work
published in the adult
learner essay book,
Opening A New
World, published
annually by the
Florida Literacy
Opening A New
World is a collection
of essays by
Florida's adult learn-
ers, including
English as a second
language and adult
basic education stu-
dents. The book was
unveiled at the
Florida Literacy
Coalition's annual
meeting on Thursday,
May 8, 2008.
One of Learn to
Read's adult learners,
Berlynn Davis, read
her essay at the annu-
al meeting. Davis,
Gatwech Guandong,
Lola Reed, Douglas
Smith, Aaron
Thaxton and Norman
Woods are Learn to
Read students whose
essays were chosen
for publication. They
all attend Learn to
Read's grammar
class twice per week.
The Learn to Read
grammar class spent

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Students from Learn to Read, proud to show off their published essays in the
Florida Literacy Coalition's Opening A New World. Left to Right Top Row:

nearly two months
working on their
essays, from the ini-
tial brainstorming
stage to final draft.
Students were weary
of the writing
process, but were
delighted to see their
own words published
in a book. Many of
them want to write
bigger and better
essays next year.
Last year's adult
learner essay book is
available online on
the Florida Literacy
Coalition's website
For more informa-
tion about Learn to
Read's programs,
services, volunteer
opportunities or spe-
cial events, please
call 399-8894 or visit
the website at

Mamie Benson, Learn to Read tutor since 2005 and
Lutricia Hundley, Learn to Read tutor since January,
2008. (Northside, Riverside)

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Tuesday @ 5 p.m.

Call: (904) 766-8834


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